A month of festivals begins in regional South Australia

South Australia is preparing for a month long run of festivals and regional events.

The Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is kicking things off on the Limestone Coast with a program of over 60 events across five weeks, showcasing the wine region’s signature cabernet sauvignon.

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission, through its Regional Events & Festivals Program.

“Following a series of postponements earlier in the year, event organisers across the state have had the challenging task of reimagining their events and festivals to bring them back in a COVID-safe way,” said South Australian Tourism Commission chief executive Rodney Harrex.

“The return of Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is not only a coup for event organisers but an absolute win for the Limestone Coast, to help drive visitation to the region not just this long weekend and school holidays, but all of October.”

Like many events scheduled for 2020, the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations program has been adapted to ensure that capacity limits and other COVID restrictions can be safely managed.

Later this month, the Riverland Wine and Food Festival returns to the region but in a modified format to comply with COVID-safe practices. Usually held as one large party on the riverbank, this year’s Riverland Wine and Food Festival will be hosted across several venues, at wineries, distilleries, breweries and producers, to offer a series of events from Berri to Barmera over the weekend from 16-18 October.